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Friday, May 02, 2014

Ind. Gov't. - "David Camm to sue Floyd Co. and Indiana for $30M"

That is the headline to this story today, with video, by Stephan Johnson at WDRB.com, Louisville. Some quotes:

FLOYD CO., Ind. (WDRB) -- A jury handed David Camm his freedom, but now he wants more -- millions more.

Floyd County officials were recently served notice that Camm will sue the county and the state of Indiana for millions of dollars, but the action has been in the works for several months. * * *

"The monetary amount that we included in our tort claim is $30 million," said Louisville attorney Garry Adams, who is representing Camm in his civil suit against Floyd County and the state of Indiana.

The notice of tort claim gets the ball rolling on the $30-million lawsuit.

"And I can tell you there's no amount of money that can repay him for what has been done to him," Adams said.

The tort claim is a prelude to a civil lawsuit, which states Camm was "the victim of an unlawful investigation, arrest, imprisonment and malicious prosecution at the hands of Floyd County."

"Anybody's name that is included in this tort claim notice is a potential defendant," said Adams.

The first name on the list of potential defendants is the first man to win a conviction against Camm: former Floyd County Prosecutor Stan Faith.

"And we got service on both the Floyd County Commissioners, the Floyd County Council and I had somebody also hand deliver and serve the Floyd County attorney," Adams said. * * *

Camm's attorneys say the lawsuit will be filed in federal court in the near future.

Posted by Marcia Oddi on May 2, 2014 01:30 PM
Posted to Indiana Government